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8th grade us history

chapter 4

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backcountry a colonial region that ran along the Appalacian Mountains through the far western part of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies
smuggling to illegally import or export goods
overseer a worker hired by a planter to watch over and direct the work of slaves
subsistence farming a farm that produces enough food for the family with a small additional amount for trade
cash crop a crop grown by a farmer to be sold for money rather than for personal use
Appalacian Mountains a mountain range that stretches from eastern Canada south to Alabama
triangle trade the transatlantic system of trade in which goods, including slaves, were exchanged between Africa, England, Europe and West Indies, and the colonies in North America
diversity a variety of people
navigation acts a series of laws passed by Parliment, beginning in 1651, to ensure that England made money from its colonies' trade
indigo a plant grown in the Southern colonies that yields a deep blue dye
Created by: margaretgarcia